At A Glance
In 1926, 14 civic-minded Atlantans chartered the Atlanta Historical Society to help preserve the city’s history. These founding members met at each other’s homes, collected early manuscripts and photographs, and published research bulletins – all “to arouse in the citizens and friends of Atlanta an interest in its history.” Over the past 88 years, the organization has grown substantially and in 1990, the Atlanta Historical Society and all of its holdings officially became the Atlanta History Center. The Atlanta History Center is a unique campus that houses the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Swan House, Smith Family Farm, six historic gardens, three historic houses, the Kenan Research Center and the Margaret Mitchell House, located off-site at the Midtown campus. Visitors are transported back in time to explore the lifestyles of Atlantans from the 1860s through the 1930s.
Award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, enchanting gardens, interactive experiences, and a variety of year-round adult and family programs truly offer something for everyone looking to explore our region’s past. Admission tickets are all-inclusive of all History Center attractions, and guests enjoy free parking. For hours of operation and ticketing info, CLICK HERE.See Homes for Sale Near Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Swan House, Smith Family Farm, six historic gardens, the Kenan Research Center. Historic houses, The Smith Family Farm (registered as the Tullie Smith Farm), and the Swan House.
Peachtree Heights West, Buckhead Village, and Tuxedo Park
The Atlanta History Center is conveniently located off of I-75 at 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA 30305
Around The Park
History comes to life through events, programs, lectures with award-winning authors, toddler programs, homeschool days, school tours, summer camps, music series, annual festivals such as Sheep to Shawl, and much more.
With exhibits covering The Civil War, Folk Arts, and more, the Atlanta History Center interior exhibits are ever-expanding with cyclorama plans.
Explore back in time – Atlanta in the 1800s at Smith Family Farm.
There is much to learn, along with exploring these 22 beautiful Buckhead acres
For historians looking to do their own research, the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center is a free public research center offering a multitude of resources for the study of Atlanta and Southern regional history and culture, with dedicated collections on decorative arts, genealogy, military history, and Southern gardens. Copies of historic photographs, prints, maps, and other archival images can be purchased through the Kenan Research Center.
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